There are two sides to consider when you think about the subject of last will challenges. The first thought that may come to mind is that some disgruntled party is unwilling to accept the final wishes of a deceased individual. To prevent successful challenges when you know that there could be those who are not happy with your decisions you should explain your concerns to your estate planning attorney. He or she will gain an understanding of the situation and take this into consideration when … [Read more...] about Challenging a Last Will
Many people look forward anxiously to their retirement years and they plan ahead accordingly so that they have the financial resources that they need to make the most of all their free time. And of course we are all aware of the need for estate planning, and those who have retired or are going to be retiring in the near future are generally going to have an estate plan in place. This having been stated it is important to remember the fact that there is more to your post-work years than the … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Latter Life Planning
Even when the probate of an estate goes as planned, it can still be a complicated and confusing process for those who are unfamiliar with the process. When there is a hitch in the process, it can be even more confusing for everyone involved. For instance, what happens if a beneficiary of the estate dies during the probate process? Warren probate lawyer at Augulis Law Firm explains what happens to the inheritance of a beneficiary who dies during probate. What Is Supposed to Happen during the … [Read more...] about Who Inherits from a Beneficiary Who Died?
The acronym HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. In this post, we will explain why this piece of legislation is something to take into consideration when you are planning your estate. Advance Directives for Health Care Everyone is well aware of the fact that you have to facilitate postmortem asset transfers when you put your estate plan in place. A lot of people think this is the long and short of it, but a proper estate plan will also address … [Read more...] about What Is a HIPAA Release?
Throughout your life, you will likely review and revise your estate plan numerous times to reflect the changes to your family and to your assets. At some point, there is a good chance that you will consider adding a living trust to your estate plan. Working with an experienced trust attorney is the best way to ensure that your trust is drafted and executed correctly. In the meantime, however, a Warren living trust attorney explains the steps involved in creating a living trust. Narrow down … [Read more...] about Steps Involved in Creating a Trust
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been a challenge confronting countries around the world. Not only has COVID-19 been challenging healthcare systems, but the social distancing required to combat the virus has also rocked financial markets. However, there may be an opportunity for those wishing to do certain types of Estate Planning. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Shrunken Asset Values Open Estate Planning Opportunities
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading in the United States and across the globe. Learn what steps you can take to prepare yourself and help prevent its spread. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Preparing for Coronavirus
Although a Last Will and Testament remains the most common estate planning document, a trust agreement isn’t far behind in terms of popularity. One reason trusts have become so common within the average estate plan is that there are numerous different types of trusts that are each geared to help achieve a specific estate planning goal. One thing all trusts have in common, however, is the need for a Trustee to administer the trust. If you recently learned that someone named you as the Trustee of … [Read more...] about Trust Administration 101 for the First-Time Trustee
You may have heard people talking about the need to consult with a Medicaid planning attorney and wondered why you would need one. After all, you have never before relied on Medicaid to cover your health care expenses. What you need to know, however, is that there is a very good chance that you (or a spouse) will need to rely on Medicaid at some point during your retirement years because of the high cost of long-term care. A Medicaid planning attorney will help you plan for the possibility that … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Medicaid Planning Attorney?
Just as most people would prefer not to have to spend much time contemplating their own death, most people would also prefer not to envision a life suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. If you have avoided thinking about the possibility, you are hardly alone; however, from an estate planning perspective, it is imperative that you do consider the possibility. If you develop Alzheimer’s in the future, someone else will need to take over control of your assets and make important decisions for you … [Read more...] about Can an Incapacity Planning Attorney Help Me Plan for the Possibility of Alzheimer’s?